Gym Owner Monthly

EuropeActive News – January 2022

EuropeActive News – January 2022

Towards Horizon 2025

bringing you up to date with the latest news and activities from the European fitness & physical activity sector

An overview of European Fitness Club Restrictions

With the start of 2022, we want to keep our members, stakeholders and supporters informed on what is happening in the fitness and physical activity sector. Our interactive map provides the latest information on fitness club openings and restrictions, COVID Pass requirements and other safety protocols across Europe. 

Please note information displayed may change subject to further Covid-19 updates.

To access the map for further details, click here.


Second SafeACTiVE Report –  Less than one COVID-19 case per 100,000 visits to fitness clubs

With more than 185 million visits analysed, the number of reported cases sits at 0.88, which is fewer than one case per 100.000 visits. Research and evaluation partners have reported only 1,628 positive cases (of both members and staff) from the beginning of 2021 from operators based in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. 

Click here to access the report. – Elevating the fitness and physical activity industry through Standards, the new 5-stage scheme for fitness club certification based on EN 17229 standards, can confirm that your club conforms to good practice for its operations and management. This is a total ‘game-changer’ for the European fitness and physical activity sector.

Hundreds of clubs have already signed up for the trial phase, so make sure to register your interest here

The President’s Voice
“We started 2022 with the positive news from our second SafeACTiVE report which revealed very low levels of COVID-19 risk in fitness facilities, with fewer than 1 case per 100,000 visits, thus proving how safe and essential our sector really is and setting the foundation for our industry to come back stronger after this public health crisis. 

We would also like to thank EuropeActive members and supporters for their participation in our State of the European Fitness & Physical Activity Sector survey. The feedback we received is invaluable for us to plan and execute our actions and initiatives for 2022 in ways that are most relevant and valuable to our strategic partners.

Finally, I want to remind all club operators across Europe to register their interest for, the new certification scheme for fitness clubs to be recognised as a good practice model for their operations and management”. 



 President, David Stalker
Member Services
Club Operator Member in the spotlight – Basic-Fit International

The last two years have shown the importance and necessity of the fitness industry to help Europe’s population with their physical wellbeing and mental health. Only together can we take on the current health crisis. Studies now show that 46% of Europeans don’t exercise during the week and 35% don’t do any form of physical activity.

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Supplier Member in the spotlight – Life Fitness

One of the biggest outcomes from the pandemic is undoubtedly the stronger focus on wellbeing. With many of those who were most affected by COVID-19 also suffering from underlying health issues, we started to see stakeholders realize that our industry is the solution.

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Member News

 State of the European Fitness & Physical Activity sector – Survey results to be released soon!

Results from EuropeActive’s ‘State of the European Fitness & Physical Activity Sector’ survey will be soon released and discussed at the European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), to be held in Cologne, Germany. Information provided by members and supporters is essential for EuropeActive to strategise and execute its operational plan for 2022. 

More information will follow soon.

Educational Services
EuropeActive launched the Sector Skills Alliance for the Fitness and Physical Activity Sector

EuropeActive has launched the ‘Sector Skills Alliance (SSA) for Fitness and Physical Activity’, which broadened the scope of, and thus replaced, the previous SSA for Active Leisure (2016-2021).

This new advisory body encompasses a broader range of stakeholders, organisations, and strategic partners from across the fitness and physical activity sector to cooperate in the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles. 

For more information, click here.
EU & Public Affairs
#BEACTIVE DAY 2022 Workshop
On Tuesday January 25th, EuropeActive and its national association partners held a #BEACTIVE DAY themed workshop, starting preparations for the 2022 edition of the campaign.

#BEACTIVE DAY 2022 will be a key action from the industry associations to strengthen the recovery of the fitness and physical activity sector, and make more people more active more often. This campaign supports the European Week of Sport and has been labelled a good practice by the European Commission. More information will be published soon on
Projects & Programmes
The end of the Erasmus+ project National Fitness Day for Europe and its legacy: the #BEACTIVE DAY campaign

After two years, the National Fitness Day for Europe project, an Erasmus+ funded action coordinated by EuropeActive, has been successfully completed. 
The National Fitness Day for Europe (NFDEU) project has supported the further growth of the European Week of Sport (EWoS), the European Commission’s main initiative to promote physical activity, through the establishment of National Fitness Day campaigns across Europe.

Click here for more information.
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If you are interested in joining EuropeActive, please contact The Secretariat.